Former German Chancellor offends Ukrainian diplomat

By | May 27, 2020
Former German Chancellor offends Ukrainian diplomat

The current head of the Supervisory Board of the state company Rosneft reacted very nervously to criticism.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called the Ukrainian ambassador in Berlin “some kind of dwarf.” He announced this on Tuesday evening, May 26, in his podcast for the German media.
 Schroeder, who has been the chairman of the supervisory board of the state company Rosneft since 2017, noted that he is calling on the US and the EU to lift economic sanctions against Russia.
He also expressed dissatisfaction with the official Kyiv’s reaction to his position on this issue.
“Why then is the ambassador or the former foreign minister, some dwarf from Ukraine, criticizing me?” Schroeder was indignant. The leader of the podcast specified who the former head of the German government considers the dwarf: “Ambassador, right?”
“Yes, yes, some dwarf from Ukraine, some criticisms. This does not interest anyone, even in Germany,” Schroeder said.
However, he did not mention the name and surname of the Ukrainian ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Andrey Melnik.
In early May, Melnik, in an interview with German media, called Schroeder the top lobbyist of Russian President Putin, accusing him of defending the Russian Nord Stream-2 project.
As reported, earlier the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk proposed a bet to ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder that Crimea would return to Ukraine. The diplomat also called the shameless theses of Schroeder on the need to lift sanctions against Russia.

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